Thursday, April 19, 2012
You make the call: Browns' No. 4 pick
By Jamison Hensley
It's that time of year when you can find hundreds of mock drafts all over the internet. But I want to hear what you think the teams in the AFC North should do in the first round.
Each day, we'll tackle one pick and have you vote on it. Once we get through all six first-round selections by early next week, I will compile an AFC North fans' mock for the Bengals, Browns, Ravens and Steelers.
Today's pick is the Cleveland Browns and the fourth overall pick. Here are the choices:
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State: The top-rated wide receiver in the draft, Blackmon has great hands and runs hard after the catch. He lacks elite speed and size for the position.
CB Morris Claiborne, LSU: Considered the top defensive player in the draft, Claiborne is a confident press cover corner. The one negative is he had an unimpressive combine performance.
RB Trent Richardson, Alabama: He's the clear-cut No. 1 running back coming out of college this season. He's physical and elusive. The only knock against him is durability.
QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M: A fast riser for the past month, Tannehill has the size, arm strength and mobility to be a franchise quarterback. The risk here is he started 19 games in college.
Trade down: Browns general manager Tom Heckert is known for wanting to stockpile picks. There could be a couple of teams wanting to move up for Tannehill or Blackmon.